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Academy Sports + Outdoors Opens First Store in Ohio

Zanesville locale expands brand’s footprint to 19 states




Academy Sports + Outdoors newest store, in Zanesville, Ohio. PHOTO: ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Katy, Texas) will open its first store in Ohio on May 31. Located in the east-central town of Zanesville, the 54,000-square-foot store will offer an assortment of sports and outdoors merchandise.

“By expanding our footprint into Ohio, Academy is excited to help more active families have fun out there and become the new go-to destination for customers looking for the top brands and the lowest prices,” said Eric Friederich, Senior VP of Retail Operations.

The Zanesville store marks the third store Academy has opened this year. The retailer plans to open 15-17 stores in its fiscal 2024 year, and a total of 160 to 180 new stores over the next five years. (With the opening of the Zanesville store, it now has 285 stores across 19 states.)

The new store will offer an assortment of athletic and casual shoes, sports and outdoors equipment and clothing from national brands such as Nike, adidas, L.L.Bean, Carhartt, YETI, Stanley, Marucci, Titleist, Shimano, Brooks, Blackstone and others.

Academy also carries private label brands such as Magellan Outdoors, Freely, R.O.W., BCG, H2OX, Redfield and Mosaic, which include outdoor apparel and equipment, women’s and men’s apparel, workout attire, fishing equipment, hunting optics and accessories and outdoor furniture.



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